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Unit description

Examines the physiological responses of the body to various exercise stresses and the adaptations which occur within the body as a result of repeated exposure to these stresses.

Unit content

Lecture content:

  • Skeletal muscle function
  • Circulatory responses to exercise
  • Respiratory responses to exercise
  • Bioenergetics and exercise metabolism
  • Cardio-respiratory fitness
  • Anaerobic power
  • Muscular strength and flexibility
  • Body composition
  • Environmental physiology
  • Fatigue


Laboratory content:

  • Pre-exercise screening and ergometry
  • Heart rate and blood pressure
  • Lung function assessment
  • Energy expenditure
  • Submaximal exercise testing
  • Blood sampling and assessment
  • Anthropometric assessment
  • Body temperature and sweating

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

GA1: Intellectual rigour, GA2: Creativity, GA3: Ethical practice, GA4: Knowledge of a discipline, GA5: Lifelong learning, GA6: Communication and social skills, GA7: Cultural competence
On completion of this unit, students should be able to:GA1GA2GA3GA4GA5GA6GA7
1demonstrate an understanding of the general physiological responses of the body to various exercise stresses and environmental changes;Intellectual rigourEthical practiceKnowledge of a discipline
2demonstrate an understanding of typical physiological responses and adaptations to exercise and training of different types, duration and intensities;Intellectual rigourEthical practiceKnowledge of a discipline
3demonstrate a level of competency in using various exercise testing apparatus and methods in assessment of physical fitness and defining physiological responses and adaptations that occur as a result of exercise and training;Intellectual rigourEthical practiceKnowledge of a discipline
4be able to report and interpret physiological data and address common myths usually associated with exercise performance;Intellectual rigourEthical practiceKnowledge of a discipline
5demonstrate a level of theoretical knowledge necessary for involvement in exercise prescription, training and conditioning.Intellectual rigourEthical practiceKnowledge of a discipline

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. demonstrate an understanding of the general physiological responses of the body to various exercise stresses and environmental changes;
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA3: Ethical practice
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  2. demonstrate an understanding of typical physiological responses and adaptations to exercise and training of different types, duration and intensities;
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA3: Ethical practice
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  3. demonstrate a level of competency in using various exercise testing apparatus and methods in assessment of physical fitness and defining physiological responses and adaptations that occur as a result of exercise and training;
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA3: Ethical practice
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  4. be able to report and interpret physiological data and address common myths usually associated with exercise performance;
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA3: Ethical practice
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  5. demonstrate a level of theoretical knowledge necessary for involvement in exercise prescription, training and conditioning.
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA3: Ethical practice
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline

Teaching and assessment

Notice

Intensive offerings may or may not be scheduled in every session. Please refer to the timetable for further details.

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Fee information

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Commencing 2021 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 1

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